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Eder, M.D. (1924). General: Ernest Jones. The Classification of the Instincts. The British Journal of Psychology, General Section, 1924, Vol. XIV, Part 3, p. 256.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 5:470-471.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: General: Ernest Jones. The Classification of the Instincts. The British Journal of Psychology, General Section, 1924, Vol. XIV, Part 3, p. 256.

(1924). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 5:470-471

General: Ernest Jones. The Classification of the Instincts. The British Journal of Psychology, General Section, 1924, Vol. XIV, Part 3, p. 256.

M. D. Eder

The author complains that the many theoretical classifications, old and new, whatever their merits, have never been tested by application to the instinctual manifestations of the individual. Freud's division of the

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instincts into (a) sexual, and (b) ego, is based on psychological investigations; it coincides with their biological distinction. Psycho-analysis has resolved many of the instincts still regarded as primary into their elements, and has studied the inter-relationship and fate of these elements. Jones proposes as a working scheme a division of all instinctual manifestations into those of attraction and repulsion. The first would include hunger and sexuality, and in the second group (all ego manifestations) are placed aversion, flight, and hostility.

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Eder, M.D. (1924). General. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 5:470-471

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